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Rob Kiu
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Joined: Feb 02, 2004
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Questions about the actual SCJP testing software interface (hope these kind of questions are allowed and not breaking any NDA).
1. Does the remaining number of unanswered questions appear on the main screen as you answer the questions?
This will help if eg I'm going to do a 1st pass and pick those questions that are easy & answer them straight away. Only problem is you never know how many of these, so if at the end of 1st pass, I can see the number of question remaining and the time remaining (which I believe is shown), can gauge whether I am ahead /behind /on schedule
2. Is there a review screen showing all questions you have answered, unanswered or mark for review and you can click to go to any question straight away to check your answer?
3. Does the testing software has to connect to Internet/some server to retrieve the questions as the exam progress or just locally on the PC?. Anyone encountered say testing PC or OS problem in middle of exam. Then how to continue???
Tried some mock exam and while the clock is running down, the question takes long time to show up, so I was sitting there waiting and losing time duh !!-sorry abt this one.
4. Which mock exam is closest to the style of the real exam, eg those from Marcus Green or K & B book CD or the e-Practice exam from Sun website?
or others?
ePractice Certification Exam for the Sun[tm] Certified Programmer for the Java[tm] 2 Platform 1.4

Taking the exam soon...just want to be sure and not let any technicalities affect how I'll do for the exam. The exam is tough enough already...
TIA for any help & comment
Cheers,
Satish Avadhanam
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Joined: Aug 12, 2003
Posts: 697
Hi Rob
Originally posted by Rob Kiu:
Questions about the actual SCJP testing software interface (hope these kind of questions are allowed and not breaking any NDA).
1. Does the remaining number of unanswered questions appear on the main screen as you answer the questions?

Nope. Once you finish to answer all questions, all question numbers appear along with the status : Done, Marked for further reading, Incomplete. You can select on the question and proceed further.

This will help if eg I'm going to do a 1st pass and pick those questions that are easy & answer them straight away. Only problem is you never know how many of these, so if at the end of 1st pass, I can see the number of question remaining and the time remaining (which I believe is shown), can gauge whether I am ahead /behind /on schedule
2. Is there a review screen showing all questions you have answered, unanswered or mark for review and you can click to go to any question straight away to check your answer?

I believe yes. But I did not try to go to review screen before attempting to answer all the questions. Once you complete all, there is a review screen, you can select the question you want to review and agian go back to review screen.

3. Does the testing software has to connect to Internet/some server to retrieve the questions as the exam progress or just locally on the PC?. Anyone encountered say testing PC or OS problem in middle of exam. Then how to continue???

Not sure. But Prometric guys say they need to download the assignment. I guess they download the questions at a single shot and once you complete and send, probably then it may connect to server or the solutions too may have been downloaded and just marking is done. Don't know.

Tried some mock exam and while the clock is running down, the question takes long time to show up, so I was sitting there waiting and losing time duh !!-sorry abt this one.
4. Which mock exam is closest to the style of the real exam, eg those from Marcus Green or K & B book CD or the e-Practice exam from Sun website?
or others?

Most of the people believe Marcus exams are quite closer.

ePractice Certification Exam for the Sun[tm] Certified Programmer for the Java[tm] 2 Platform 1.4

Taking the exam soon...just want to be sure and not let any technicalities affect how I'll do for the exam. The exam is tough enough already...
TIA for any help & comment
Cheers,

Good Luck
Rob Kiu
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Joined: Feb 02, 2004
Posts: 15
Hi Satish,
Thanks for taking the time to read my long post and reply.
Appreciate it very much !!.
It's certainly helpful
Cheers,
 
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